Certificate in Holistic Nutrition Consulting Online (CHNC)

Certificate in Holistic Nutrition Consulting Online (CHNC)

Total Credits Completed


The Certificate in Holistic Nutrition Consulting provides training in how to legally and successfully operate a nutritional consulting practice including how to create lifestyle plans to support optimal health. 



Learn tools for increased health and well-being
principles of nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, acid-alkaline balance, fasting, food combining, transitional daily diet, wheat grass therapy, and sprouting
Discover a wide range of lifestyle modifications and holistic health protocols

Learning Outcomes

Outline the steps to set up a business, including insurance, management, legal issues, ethics (including AHG ethics and ARC requirements), keeping records, listening and observation skills, informed consent, marketing, business planning, nutritional, lifestyle, and wellness counseling
Locate information from state regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with local and state requirements
Educate others about appropriate holistic health protocols to support and rebalance the body and restore wellness for general good health
Discuss nutrition and the status of current research, including how to locate studies in peer-reviewed journals
Indicate when to refer individuals to their licensed healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment
Educate others about the basics of nutrition and the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle in the support of long-term health
Discuss and describe the body’s structure and function in a healthy state
Understand and identify the mechanical and biochemical changes caused by a variety of diseases or imbalances to be able to address system imbalances and provide education that individuals can use to restore wellness
Discuss current topics in holistic nutrition and be able to provide current evidenced-based support
Implement tools for increased health and well-being and a more natural, balanced way of life
Apply principles of nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, acid alkaline balance, fasting, food combining, transitional daily diet, wheatgrass therapy, and sprouting to daily life

Career Goals:

  • Holistic Nutrition Consultant
  • Nutritional Consultant
  • Wellness Educator
  • Addition to current healthcare practice

Nutrition State Law Disclosures:

if you are interested in pursuing a career in nutrition or dietetics, you should consult with the appropriate state board to assure that your credentials will allow you to achieve your professional goals. Many states have enacted laws that regulate the practice of dietetics and nutrition services. You can also view more information for each state online here.

Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

Tuition and Fees:

To estimate the program tuition and fees, click on the required course name below for each Total Course Price.

Required Sequence:

The required course sequence for this program is published in the ACHS Program Catalog available to download online here.


ACHS Program Fact Sheet